This week we lift up our minds and our hearts to reflect upon the greatest gift of the EUCHARIST! Today Anthony Welty explains why it is that we can have such hope in God’s love and why we can trust in Jesus’ life given to us in the Eucharist.
- Imagine being there on the day that Jesus multiplies the Loaves and the Fish. What would you think about Him and His power? Would you believe that this man can do pretty much anything? Consider too His generosity: This man is powerful and he chooses to use his power to love and provide for others.
- Jesus says “I am the Bread of Life,” this is a bold claim but it is true. How does Jesus confidence in His teaching impact your desire to believe in His claim?
- Have you ever asked yourself like the Jews: “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” It is normal to ask questions and to grapple with thinking about how Jesus’ word here can be true. It is true that “This is a hard teaching.” Are you willing to let the Spirit of God lead you to life?
- Do you at times struggle to believe? When this happens do you take time to think back on the moments of your life where He clearly was with you? Can you allow those memories to rekindle your faith?
- St. Peter said: “Lord, to who else would we go? We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy one of God.” He didn’t understand yet he chose to believe. How do you respond when you struggle to fully grasp all that is contained in the Eucharist?
- Take a moment to reflect upon your own focus and disposition when receiving communion each Sunday. As you receive Him, do you truly grasp and allow the profundity of this gift sink in?
- How does knowing that there have been scientifically proven miracles that back up what we believe about the Eucharist? Consider the fact that we receive not just any flesh but rather Heart Flesh that has undergone great duress . . . duress experienced from sacrificing for you. How might this change your understanding of God’s love and presence given in the Eucharist?
- Can you right now make a decision on a time this week that you can make an extra trip to Church to pray in an adoration chapel on in the church before the tabernacle?